The Last Mrs. Parrish: A Novel
Amber knows what she wants, and she wants it all. After thorough research, she finds Daphne and Jackson Parrish, an extremely wealthy, attractive couple who seem to have it all. Amber uses lie upon lie to weasel herself into their family. Daphne invites her to all her get-togethers and even convinces Jackson to give her a job. Amber is determined to be The Last Mrs. Parrish. Little does she know what their life is really like, and that might be the worst punishment of all.
This book’s plot is very similar to B.A. Paris’ Behind Closed Doors. However, there are some differences, such as this story being told from both Amber’s side as well as Daphne’s, and there is more vindictiveness in this story than in Paris’. That being said, this book was still fantastic. Most of us tend to be enamored with attractive people and wealth. Sometimes that is all we see, and we are blinded to the person who is underneath all that. There are two lines on the front of the book: “Some women get everything. Some women get everything they deserve.” I think that very accurately sums up the book. Amber is pretty much despicable and Daphne likable. It is not hard to choose who you want to be victorious in this story.
I’ve only read a couple of books that have two authors and sometimes you can tell that two different and distinct personalities wrote it. In the case of this novel, these two sisters manage to write seamlessly. I could not tell where one was writing compared to the other. That takes a lot of good communication. Overall, it’s a fun read that you need to be careful of, as I couldn’t put it down. So make sure you have the time to commit or at least better self-control than me.